Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Family Secrets

I must digress a bit from my last post...before discovering Theresa's Birthday giveaway I had been drooling--I mean scrolling through Mamie Jane's and all her creativity. I love junker's and their inspirational projects and Jane had one that I just had to try. Since I was going thrifting with some girlfriends yesterday I had a list of things to look for. One was a little shadow box and there it was at Goodwill for $2.99 (measures 12 x 12)
Off came the little roses
so I could display some
family treasures
from the past.
Added some vintage paper for the background
and sanded and rubbed on a little stain.
Now relics tucked away out of site
are showcased for all to see.
Like this silver pocket knife and
leather coin purse with needlepoint insert.
A little matchbox size of STANLEY'S Metal Seals,
H of course and still got some in it,
and a tiny purse.
This rough leather one has orange stitching along the bottom (original or a patch job?--family secret) holds this little what we will never know--another family secret. And a pair of glasses or should I say glass since one is missing. Probably fell in the suitcase or trunk that the key goes to.

Thanks to Jane the junker for
stimulating my
own creative juices.

And I'm joining up with
WOW Us Wednesday at
Savvy Southern Style

Faded Charm



Jane said...

Hi Candy,
I love how your shadowbox turned out!! That GW shadowbox looks so much better with your family treasures tucked inside...and I love all of those old coin purses!!
Thanks for your very nice comments about my blog, I am very flattered!! I'm glad you found a piece while out thrifting that was perfect for your project.
Have a great day.

Deanna said...

great find on the shadow box. I love what you did to it and your treasures inside are just darling!

Deanna :D

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I just love shadow boxes. It's a great way to display small little treasures and yours came out so nice.


Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Love the name of your post! The shadowbox is really nice and what great keepsakes you have!

Good job!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

So perfect!
I love that...... key to family secrets!!
Great stuff!
Now you got my wheels turning!
Don't ya just love Mamie Jane!! She is amazing!

Nice to meet you!
I am your latest follower!

Ellen said...

I love that! What a make over difference! It is just beautiful now that you have added your creative touch with the family treasures. Beautiful!